The Pearson and British Council Pakistan on Tuesday hosted the Outstanding Pearson Learner Award (OPLA) Ceremony here in order to reward students who achieved outstanding results in their primary, International GCSE and A Level examination in the year 2022.

Pearson was always in the first row to improve education in Pakistan and provide a conducive environment of teaching and learning in the country as the United Kingdom’s largest awarding organization offering academic and vocational qualifications, a news release said.

The Pearson High Achievers award ceremony was honored by Director Pearson Schools Qualifications, Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Turkey, Kathryn Booth, Country Director British Council Pakistan, Amir Ramzan, Director Examinations, British Council, Osman Iqbal representatives of Pearson and British Council, high achievers including teachers, parents, and distinguished guests.

This year, over 118 students received Outstanding Pearson Learner Award in four different categories including Highest Mark Internationally, Highest in Asia, Highest Mark in Pakistan and province, and High Achievement Max grades. Pearson and British Council also recognize the efforts of the Teachers who are actually behind the success of these young learners.

Kathryn Booth-Director Pearson Schools Qualifications, Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Turkey congratulated the high achievers, teachers and their families and appreciated the efforts of teachers and students for academic excellence.

She said that the UK Government is making efforts to ensure foreign qualification opportunities for Pakistani students. The qualifications offered by Pearson-Edexcel are further strengthening the academic standards in the country. We are pleased to have invested in infrastructure and free teacher training programs and resources to support teachers and learners.

Country Director of British Council Pakistan, Amir Ramzan said, “The High Achievers Awards Ceremony is a special occasion, which provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of talented students in Pakistan. The students recognized today have achieved results that compare well with students all over the world; students in Pakistan have been achieving outstanding results consistently over the years.”

In a virtual address, Vice President of Pearson School Qualifications, Emma Whale said that this was an incredible achievement by the students, they have shown tremendous commitment and dedication to their studies. “We are particularly grateful to the British Council for their valued support in delivering our qualifications in Pakistan.”

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